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March 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Napolillo resigns as mayor

Guy Napolillo is no longer the mayor of South Connellsville.  Napolillo confirmed the resignation Tuesday.  “It’s for a number of reasons,” he told The Daily Courier of his decision to step down. More...

News

Chicago homicides, shootings double

CHICAGO (AP) - Homicides and shootings have doubled in Chicago so far this year compared with the same period in 2015, and police have seized fewer illegal guns - more possible signals that officers have become less aggressive in the aftermath of a s More...

Airport stops woman with gun-shaped heels

LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) - At the airport, safety is more important than sexy.  That’s what a woman found out at the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. More...

AG turns up the heat in public war with Apple

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The nation’s top law officer called for dialogue with the tech industry, but also turned up the heat on Apple for refusing to help the FBI unlock an encrypted iPhone used by an extremist mass killer in San Bernardino.  More...

Opinion

Celebrate the approach of spring

Stepping out onto my front porch to retrieve the newspaper one recent mild morning, I listened for a bit of birdsong. What greeted me was a symphony – too many bird calls to distinguish and many more than I would’ve heard at this time last year. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Marco Rubio and a brief theory of ‘Trump Fatigue’

PURCELLVILLE, Virginia — With Super Tuesday hours away and make-orbreak contests coming up March 15, we have entered the most intense and emotional two-week period of the Republican presidential campaign so far. More...

Sports

Geibel eager for WPIALs

Zimcosky, Galilei vying for swimming gold

Although Geibel High School does not have a swim team, you can bet that the school is well-known when it comes to producing high-end aquatic athletes.  Senior Emily Zimcosky and sophomore Lena Galilei will represent Geibel at this year’s W More...

Fayette teams preparing for tournament

Up to now, the Penn State- Fayette men’s and women’s basketball teams have been focused on Penn State University Athletic Conference action, recently wrapping tournament play. More...

Washington skates past visiting Penguins, 3-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Niskanen scored the winner during a thirdperiod power play and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 Tuesday night in an entertaining, backand forth showdown that could be a firstround playoff preview. More...

Ex-police officer accused of sexual assault

A grand jury investigation targeting a former Connellsville police officer has resulted in rape and other charges. Two women allegedly told a state grand jury that they had sex with Ryan Thomas Reese in efforts to avoid criminal prosecution. More...

Project Serve campaign to aid area veterans

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania has announced a campaign to raise money to aid area veterans.  Project Serve was kicked off Tuesday at Westmoreland County Community Foundation in Greensburg. About 50 people attended.  More...

Carnival worker sentenced for running down Dunbar man

A carnival worker will spend up to 32 years in prison for running over and dragging a Dunbar man during the Fayette County Fair.  David Lee Weaver, 55, of Cape Coral, Fla., received the maximum sentence – 16 to 32 years in prison – f More...

Obituaries

Bernard S. Blasco

SCOTTDALE

Bernard S. Blasco, 72 of Scottdale, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning, February 28, 2016, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  He was born September 8, 1943, in Everson, a son of the late John P. and Helen F. More...

Benjamin H. Urbach

FORMERLY OF LITTLE SUMMIT

Benjamin H. Urbach, 90, formerly of Little Summit, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 29, 2016, while in the Hillside Estates Suites, Connellsville. He was born Sept. 8, 1925 in Connellsville, a son of the late Minter R. More...

Gerald “Gib” Hayes

MOUNT PLEASANT (EAST HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP)

Gerald “Gib” Hayes, 91, of Mount Pleasant (East Huntingdon Township.) passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Veterans Hospital, Aspinwall. Gerald was born April 2, 1924 in White, the son of the late Fred D. and Tura M. More...

Lifestyles

Cameron’s Angels are selling homemade Easter eggs

The Cameron’s Angel’s Relay for Life team is again selling homemade Easter eggs and will accept orders through March 12.  The following varieties are available: peanut butter, peanut butter meltaway, coconut, caramel and almond joy. More...

ASK DR. K

Questions and answers about Zika virus

DEAR READERS: Not surprisingly, we’ve been getting lots of letters about the Zika virus. In today’s column, I’d like to answer the questions that many readers are asking.  More...

Women of Ireland coming to The Palace Theatre

Lovers of Celtic music are in for a special treat when the act known as “Women of Ireland” takes to the stage at The Palace Theatre, Greensburg on March 6 at 7:30 p.m. More...

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